The Waldorf Salad dates back to the 1800’s and is traditionally made with either mayonnaise or yoghurt. I have had a love affair with avocado lately (could be the storm of avocado toast Instagram posts everywhere) so I decided to trade the mayo in for this green nutritious fruit (it’s the kale of 2017).
I also add in some egg for additional protein and to make this a complete meal. However, as one follower suggested, if you are vegan, you can either delete the egg altogether or substitute it for firm tofu (you’re on your own with this as I am not a tofu kind of gal).
When I made this in the test kitchen, I did not have any grapes on hand however some sliced red grapes here would be the perfect complimentary sweet touch for this healthy meal.
Healthy Waldorf Salad with Avocado, Chopped Egg & Toasted Walnuts
In our Waldorf salad, we swap high fat and high sugar mayonnaise for nutrient dense avocado. The result is the same creamy taste that we all love but with more nutrients, fiber and healthy fats. We also added chopped egg to increase the protein creating a salad that is a one-stop-shop for any time of day. For our vegan friends, just delete the egg or replace it with firm tofu.
- 2 Cups Romaine Chopped
- 1 Honeycrisp Apple Chopped
- 2 Hard Boiled Eggs Chopped
- 1 Tsp Shallot Diced
- 1/2 Avocado Chopped
- 1/2 Cup Grapes Halved
- 2 Tbsp Celery Sliced
- Juice of 1 Lime
- 1/2 Tsp Sea Salt
- Freshly Cracked Pepper
- Dashes of Garlic Powder & Red Pepper Flakes
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
- 1 Tbsp Toasted Raw Walnuts
Toast Walnuts in a small dry saute pan over medium heat until the walnuts start to lightly brown (about 3 minutes). Watch closely as the nuts will go from toasted to burnt quite quickly. Set aside to mix in the salad at the end.
Gently mix together lettuce, apple, eggs, shallot, avocado, grapes, celery, lime, seasonings, oil and vinegar. Taste and adjust seasonings. Fold toasted walnuts into salad and enjoy!
As always, thank you for stopping by Jackie Unfiltered. Please let us know how you like our jazzed up Waldorf Salad in the comments below. Happy Spring!